[CH3] Leh Bunpakarn (TV Scene) : James Jirayu / Taew Natapohn

040156

sarNie Adult
It seems that Book 1 of the series covers the time period of King Rama V (if I remember it correctly) and the present time, when the present incarnation first meet (as kids) and when the story takes off with them as adults. The third period/incarnation is actually a much much much more earlier time period back when there was magic and tribal rituals and all that. That would be where the Totem, "Harihara" originates from.
I am guessing that it's actually Plerng's first incarnation that was sealed into stone when he had to sacrifice himself to save everyone, including Sitang's first incarnation (i.e. his first "death")
so chronologically, the time periods are:

1. That early early early time with magic and all that
2. Rama V era (1868-1910, i just don't know which particular period)
3. Present time

But insofar as the storytelling in the book goes, it initially goes back and forth from period no. 2 to period no. 3, and then it is only in the succeeding books that period no. 1 is delved into (possibly to explain Pakboon and Plerng's powers and actually what started the whole conflict to begin with.) I am waiting for the actual synopsis translation for books 2 and 3 just to be more accurate. I think the story kind of took it's own life form in my head hahahaha so I might not be able to tell it accurately ... but from what I remember....
Plerng and Pakboon were raised as siblings in the first incarnation (in the first period). Plerng was actually an orphan but he had a good heart and GREAT AWESOME POWERS. So the leader of the village raised him as his son, although said Leader had a daughter, Pakboon. Pakboon was friendzoned early on by Plerng since he highly respected his adoptive father and wanted to focus on doing everything for the good of the clan, etc. At some point, the Leader decides to marry off Plerng to another village's daughter (I'm not sure if it's to form an alliance or what). Plerng and this girl - you guessed it, Sitang's first incarnation, fall in love. So Pakboon is still sulking for her lost love. To make matters worse, she gets "compromised" (i.e. gets pregnant) and this whole time, she thought it was actually Plerng who was sleeping with her in the dark, but actually, it was another guy - the ultimate villain. surprise, surprise. So anyway, Pakboon is so mad at Plerng for playing with her (when actually, he was innocent and he didn't have anything to do with her as he was happily with Sitang) so when opportunity presents itself, Pakboon plots to have Sitang's village destroyed. Plerng used up all his powers to save everyone, and he was going to give up is life, but instead, he was kind of sealed into a stone (Ok this part I don't really get. I need a book synopsis for this) so Sitang prays that she will wait for Plerng no matter how long, as long as they can be reunited again. So of course, the good guys get a second chance, so finally Sitang and Plerng are reborn into their 2nd lifetime - which is right about the reign of King Rama V (if I remember it correctly). This time, Uthaiyothin/Plerng is a poor guy, orphan again, but he has the power to remember the past lives of people who he touches. Since he's an orphan, he became a servant at a temple (like a trainee there) and he meets Sitang's 2nd incarnation, Duangkhae. This time, Duangkhae is born as a rich girl and Pakboon is her sister. Uthai is in love with Duangkhae, naturally, since he remembers her, but Duangkhae doesn't remember him. But eventually, they also fall in love. He and Duangkhae end up in an uncompromising position (they were out together without any hanky panky happening) but Duangkhae was dishonored. Thankfully, as it turns out, Uthai is a descendant of a rich guy and so his status is elevated in society and Duangkhae's parents allow them to marry. They get married, Duangkhae gets pregnant, but again our big bad evil friendzoned N'Rai spoils everything and asks a Russian to kill Uthai and the Russian guy falls into the trap/commits the mistake of killing him. So Uthai dies without seeing his wife give birth that night he died to their child. (I am guessing that Duangkhae ends up being married to Uthai's younger brother, per tradition, like you know, to protect her and stuff since she became widowed with a child, but I'm not sure about this part) and then there, we now go to the 3rd incarnation. So their paths cross again, first as children, and then when they are older. and of course Pakboon wreaks havoc again. The ending is like a showdown where finally Plerng is placed with the stone (which sealed the first incarnation, again I am guessing this is the Hariahara) and all hell breaks loose, and finally Plerng tells Pakboon to chill and stop being mad at him because actually it was big bad villain who wronged her all along, so all is forgiven, Pakboon lets go of her anger, and Sitang and Plerng get their happy ending, in their 3rd lifetime. The end.

Interesting tidbit, I think it was in the 2nd incarnation that when....
Duangkhae asks Uthai to touch her so he could tell her about their past life, naturally, Uthai remembers their *ehem* intimate moment, so he gets all flustered and doesn't know what to tell Duangkhae
 
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sampaguita

sarNie Hatchling
It seems that Book 1 of the series covers the time period of King Rama V (if I remember it correctly) and the present time, when the present incarnation first meet (as kids) and when the story takes off with them as adults. The third period/incarnation is actually a much much much more earlier time period back when there was magic and tribal rituals and all that. That would be where the Totem, "Harihara" originates from.
I am guessing that it's actually Plerng's first incarnation that was sealed into stone when he had to sacrifice himself to save everyone, including Sitang's first incarnation (i.e. his first "death")
so chronologically, the time periods are:

1. That early early early time with magic and all that
2. Rama V era (1868-1910, i just don't know which particular period)
3. Present time

But insofar as the storytelling in the book goes, it initially goes back and forth from period no. 2 to period no. 3, and then it is only in the succeeding books that period no. 1 is delved into (possibly to explain Pakboon and Plerng's powers and actually what started the whole conflict to begin with.) I am waiting for the actual synopsis translation for books 2 and 3 just to be more accurate. I think the story kind of took it's own life form in my head hahahaha so I might not be able to tell it accurately ... but from what I remember....
Plerng and Pakboon were raised as siblings in the first incarnation (in the first period). Plerng was actually an orphan but he had a good heart and GREAT AWESOME POWERS. So the leader of the village raised him as his son, although said Leader had a daughter, Pakboon. Pakboon was friendzoned early on by Plerng since he highly respected his adoptive father and wanted to focus on doing everything for the good of the clan, etc. At some point, the Leader decides to marry off Plerng to another village's daughter (I'm not sure if it's to form an alliance or what). Plerng and this girl - you guessed it, Sitang's first incarnation, fall in love. So Pakboon is still sulking for her lost love. To make matters worse, she gets "compromised" (i.e. gets pregnant) and this whole time, she thought it was actually Plerng who was sleeping with her in the dark, but actually, it was another guy - the ultimate villain. surprise, surprise. So anyway, Pakboon is so mad at Plerng for playing with her (when actually, he was innocent and he didn't have anything to do with her as he was happily with Sitang) so when opportunity presents itself, Pakboon plots to have Sitang's village destroyed. Plerng used up all his powers to save everyone, and he was going to give up is life, but instead, he was kind of sealed into a stone (Ok this part I don't really get. I need a book synopsis for this) so Sitang prays that she will wait for Plerng no matter how long, as long as they can be reunited again. So of course, the good guys get a second chance, so finally Sitang and Plerng are reborn into their 2nd lifetime - which is right about the reign of King Rama V (if I remember it correctly). This time, Uthaiyothin/Plerng is a poor guy, orphan again, but he has the power to remember the past lives of people who he touches. Since he's an orphan, he became a servant at a temple (like a trainee there) and he meets Sitang's 2nd incarnation, Duangkhae. This time, Duangkhae is born as a rich girl and Pakboon is her sister. Uthai is in love with Duangkhae, naturally, since he remembers her, but Duangkhae doesn't remember him. But eventually, they also fall in love. He and Duangkhae end up in an uncompromising position (they were out together without any hanky panky happening) but Duangkhae was dishonored. Thankfully, as it turns out, Uthai is a descendant of a rich guy and so his status is elevated in society and Duangkhae's parents allow them to marry. They get married, Duangkhae gets pregnant, but again our big bad evil friendzoned N'Rai spoils everything and asks a Russian to kill Uthai and the Russian guy falls into the trap/commits the mistake of killing him. So Uthai dies without seeing his wife give birth that night he died to their child. (I am guessing that Duangkhae ends up being married to Uthai's younger brother, per tradition, like you know, to protect her and stuff since she became widowed with a child, but I'm not sure about this part) and then there, we now go to the 3rd incarnation. So their paths cross again, first as children, and then when they are older. and of course Pakboon wreaks havoc again. The ending is like a showdown where finally Plerng is placed with the stone (which sealed the first incarnation, again I am guessing this is the Hariahara) and all hell breaks loose, and finally Plerng tells Pakboon to chill and stop being mad at him because actually it was big bad villain who wronged her all along, so all is forgiven, Pakboon lets go of her anger, and Sitang and Plerng get their happy ending, in their 3rd lifetime. The end.

Interesting tidbit, I think it was in the 2nd incarnation that when....
Duangkhae asks Uthai to touch her so he could tell her about their past life, naturally, Uthai remembers their *ehem* intimate moment, so he gets all flustered and doesn't know what to tell Duangkhae
Thank you. Amazing story..I do hope Tv Scene will do justice to it. As far as James & Taew are concerned, they will nail it....but please, please, please let Pin decide or have a great team
 

jjinxx

Is your "nom" Fai-approved?
Ok here's the edited version which is similar to the Thai Dramatic IG's synopsis but which I edited from @leeanong's translation.

Synopsis of Leh Banpakarn [1st part: Phob Payakorn (“Predicted Existence”)]


Khun Uthaiyothin was ordered to be shot dead by a woman who he remembers was his enemy in his previous incarnation. She ordered a Russian soldier who was misled to shoot Khun Uthaiyothin. Khun Uthaiyothin died at a very young age, just at a point when his wife, Duangkhae, was pregnant with their child. He died without being able to see his baby, without being able to say farewell to his wife, and died with love.



The woman who ordered his death… is Boon Lhua, another character who can remember their previous life (in an earlier incarnation). She was also eventually ordered to be killed at around the same time Khun Uthaiyothin was killed. She died with thoughts of revenge from her previous incarnation continuing to thrive up until her next incarnation too.

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Plerngfah is the last heir of Luang Sikhanol. Luang Sikhanol on the other hand is the keeper of the totem, “Harihara”, which he inherited from his grandfather, Khun Thian.

Plerngfah is the reincarnation of Khun Uthaiyothin. Plerngfah, like his previous incarnation, Khun Uthaiyothin, had the power of remembering his past life, as well as that of others’ from his previous incarnation.

As a child, Plerng studied in the same school as “Tua Nhai”, a nagging girl who stuck with him like a babysitter. Plerng has the condition/power of remembering his past life very well. He knows that Tua Nhai is Duangkhae, his love, in the past life. Plerng’s love for Tua Nhai remains as strong as it was before. In the same way, Tua Nhai also loves him very much. His only hope is that in their present incarnation, their love will finally prosper. But as Plerng and Tua Nhai stayed together, Plerng’s power/condition became more apparent. Hence, Pratheep and Chalida, Plerng’s parents, were displeased and feared for Plerng’s safety. In the end, Plerng’s family decided to move to the USA in order to treat Plerng’s strange “condition”. With their separation, the budding relationship between Plerng and Tua Nhai was disrupted once more.



20 Years later, Pratheep, Plerng’s father died in an accident. Thereafter, Chalida, Plerng’s mother developed a heart disease. When Plerngfah graduated, and after working for some time, he decided to bring back his mother to get treatment in Thailand. Plergfah was a war journalist who travelled to various places. He came back to Thailand to become a reporter for Channel 6.



Plerng comes back to his hometown as a new man. Because of the medical treatment he received as a child in the USA, his condition of remembering his past life was suppressed. The side effect of said medical treatment made him forget about his childhood memories as well. He likewise forgot about Tua Nhai, his one and only close friend. Another side effect is that he sleeps without having any dreams. The only time he has a dream is when he is dead drunk. Once he is completely drunk, his hidden self will emerge little by little. His friendliness and joyfulness disappear and instead replaced by a serious and moody character who distrusts all people who surround him. He would senselessly talk about a frightful ceremony in English and sometimes in Russian. And once his drunken spell is over, that mysterious and scary guy would disappear and Plerng would have no memory of it the next morning.



Little Tua Nhai grew up to be a pretty Assistant Professor named Sitang Julaphoke. She is the daughter of a famous scientist, Prof. Adul Julaphoke. When Sitang’s mother died, Prof. Adul Julaphoke married a girl named Pakboon. Pakboon is General Kid Itthiwongse’s adopted daughter, who he took in since she was young. Pakboon, or “B” as she is called, is a Seer. She can remember her previous incarnation and became popular because of it, as a child. After 20 years, news about her “skill” had been forgotten.



General Kid Itthiwongse, Pakboon’s adoptive father, has a son named “Kras Itthiwongse”. Kid Ittihiwongse’s great grandfather is Phra Itthiwongsa who is the younger brother (from the same mother) as Khun Uthaiyothin (Plerng’s previous incarnation).

Pakboon tells Kras that actually, he is the reincarnation of Phra Itthiwongsa. Pakboon reveals to Kras and to Tua Nhai/Sitang their previous incanation, together, through a vision.

Tua Nhai/Sitang was Duangkhae, while Kras was Khun Uthaiyothin’s younger brother – but in that vision revealed by Pakboon to them, Duangkhae and Phra Itthiwongsa were husband and wife. Even though they saw that vision, Tua Nhai/Sitang still did not have any feelings for Kras at all. All she could remember were her childhood memories, as she cried in her kindergarten for her friend named “Plerng”. She clearly remembers those feelings though she cannot recall Plerng’s face.
Thank you for the detailed plotline!
So many questions, I'm growing even more excited to see them start filming. What was so bad about Plerng's ability to recall his past lives that made his parents move him to the US? Was he getting into some kind of danger? Its so cool that p'ek keeps finding himself with all these powers and good fortune but I suppose that's the good karma in him playing out. How will he recover his ability to recall his past lives? He's a war journalist? Instense! And instead of being goofy when drunk, he's going to turn into a serious person.
I want to learn more about Sitang! Maengmao was such a nosy smart mouth, I want to continue seeing Taew as a proactive, empowered n'ek. Hopefully not just passively watching things happen.
Based on the scene in Buang Hong, I think if JJ doesn't have to speak english for dramatic shouting scenes, he'll sound more natural.
 
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040156

sarNie Adult
Thank you for the detailed plotline!
So many questions, I'm growing even more excited to see them start filming. What was so bad about Plerng's ability to recall his past lives that made his parents move him to the US? Was he getting into some kind of danger? Its so cool that p'ek keeps finding himself with all these powers and good fortune but I suppose that's the good karma in him playing out. How will he recover his ability to recall his past lives? He's a war journalist? Instense! And instead of being goofy when drunk, he's going to turn into a serious person.
I want to learn more about Sitang! Maengmao was such a nosy smart mouth, I want to continue seeing Taew as a proactive, empowered n'ek. Hopefully not just passively watching things happen.
Based on the scene in Buang Hong, I think if JJ doesn't have to speak english for dramatic shouting scenes, he'll sound more natural.

Well you have to remember that
P'ek gets killed twice in his previous incarnations, and the reason for him getting killed (apart from it being caused by the N'Rai) has something to do with his powers.

as for how he recovers his powers, of course that will be the meat of the story - most likely through some romantic developments between the P'Ek and the N'ek (like you know, how the heart can remember what the mind can forget).

The thing about this novel is there is not much with the N'ek but more of the drama between the P'ek and his past lives and the n'rai and all. Hopefully that changes in the screenplay. In NDFD, although the romance was sort of a side story to the whole historical backdrop, I feel that Khanthong and Mangmao's love story developed quite well and although it wasn't as intense as in Game Sanaeha, each scene Mangmao and Khanthong had packed a punch. I personally prefer NDFD over Game Sanaeha in terms of story development and romantic scenes.

The novel writer is a fan of James and the P'Ek of Nueng Dao Fah Diew was written with James in mind. I don't know if it's the same for this lakorn, but Khun Pin of TV Scene really loved James and Taew and rumor has it that Khun Pin really wanted to secure them for this project, so she waited until they both could not say no to her.
 

shiela marie

sarNie Egg
Ok here's the edited version which is similar to the Thai Dramatic IG's synopsis but which I edited from @leeanong's translation.

Synopsis of Leh Banpakarn [1st part: Phob Payakorn (“Predicted Existence”)]



Khun Uthaiyothin was ordered to be shot dead by a woman who he remembers was his enemy in his previous incarnation. She ordered a Russian soldier who was misled to shoot Khun Uthaiyothin. Khun Uthaiyothin died at a very young age, just at a point when his wife, Duangkhae, was pregnant with their child. He died without being able to see his baby, without being able to say farewell to his wife, and died with love.



The woman who ordered his death… is Boon Lhua, another character who can remember their previous life (in an earlier incarnation). She was also eventually ordered to be killed at around the same time Khun Uthaiyothin was killed. She died with thoughts of revenge from her previous incarnation continuing to thrive up until her next incarnation too.

-----------------------------------------------

Plerngfah is the last heir of Luang Sikhanol. Luang Sikhanol on the other hand is the keeper of the totem, “Harihara”, which he inherited from his grandfather, Khun Thian.

Plerngfah is the reincarnation of Khun Uthaiyothin. Plerngfah, like his previous incarnation, Khun Uthaiyothin, had the power of remembering his past life, as well as that of others’ from his previous incarnation.

As a child, Plerng studied in the same school as “Tua Nhai”, a nagging girl who stuck with him like a babysitter. Plerng has the condition/power of remembering his past life very well. He knows that Tua Nhai is Duangkhae, his love, in the past life. Plerng’s love for Tua Nhai remains as strong as it was before. In the same way, Tua Nhai also loves him very much. His only hope is that in their present incarnation, their love will finally prosper. But as Plerng and Tua Nhai stayed together, Plerng’s power/condition became more apparent. Hence, Pratheep and Chalida, Plerng’s parents, were displeased and feared for Plerng’s safety. In the end, Plerng’s family decided to move to the USA in order to treat Plerng’s strange “condition”. With their separation, the budding relationship between Plerng and Tua Nhai was disrupted once more.



20 Years later, Pratheep, Plerng’s father died in an accident. Thereafter, Chalida, Plerng’s mother developed a heart disease. When Plerngfah graduated, and after working for some time, he decided to bring back his mother to get treatment in Thailand. Plergfah was a war journalist who travelled to various places. He came back to Thailand to become a reporter for Channel 6.



Plerng comes back to his hometown as a new man. Because of the medical treatment he received as a child in the USA, his condition of remembering his past life was suppressed. The side effect of said medical treatment made him forget about his childhood memories as well. He likewise forgot about Tua Nhai, his one and only close friend. Another side effect is that he sleeps without having any dreams. The only time he has a dream is when he is dead drunk. Once he is completely drunk, his hidden self will emerge little by little. His friendliness and joyfulness disappear and instead replaced by a serious and moody character who distrusts all people who surround him. He would senselessly talk about a frightful ceremony in English and sometimes in Russian. And once his drunken spell is over, that mysterious and scary guy would disappear and Plerng would have no memory of it the next morning.



Little Tua Nhai grew up to be a pretty Assistant Professor named Sitang Julaphoke. She is the daughter of a famous scientist, Prof. Adul Julaphoke. When Sitang’s mother died, Prof. Adul Julaphoke married a girl named Pakboon. Pakboon is General Kid Itthiwongse’s adopted daughter, who he took in since she was young. Pakboon, or “B” as she is called, is a Seer. She can remember her previous incarnation and became popular because of it, as a child. After 20 years, news about her “skill” had been forgotten.



General Kid Itthiwongse, Pakboon’s adoptive father, has a son named “Kras Itthiwongse”. Kid Ittihiwongse’s great grandfather is Phra Itthiwongsa who is the younger brother (from the same mother) as Khun Uthaiyothin (Plerng’s previous incarnation).

Pakboon tells Kras that actually, he is the reincarnation of Phra Itthiwongsa. Pakboon reveals to Kras and to Tua Nhai/Sitang their previous incanation, together, through a vision.

Tua Nhai/Sitang was Duangkhae, while Kras was Khun Uthaiyothin’s younger brother – but in that vision revealed by Pakboon to them, Duangkhae and Phra Itthiwongsa were husband and wife. Even though they saw that vision, Tua Nhai/Sitang still did not have any feelings for Kras at all. All she could remember were her childhood memories, as she cried in her kindergarten for her friend named “Plerng”. She clearly remembers those feelings though she cannot recall Plerng’s face.
thanks for this..very interesting.
 

shiela marie

sarNie Egg
Well you have to remember that
P'ek gets killed twice in his previous incarnations, and the reason for him getting killed (apart from it being caused by the N'Rai) has something to do with his powers.

as for how he recovers his powers, of course that will be the meat of the story - most likely through some romantic developments between the P'Ek and the N'ek (like you know, how the heart can remember what the mind can forget).

The thing about this novel is there is not much with the N'ek but more of the drama between the P'ek and his past lives and the n'rai and all. Hopefully that changes in the screenplay. In NDFD, although the romance was sort of a side story to the whole historical backdrop, I feel that Khanthong and Mangmao's love story developed quite well and although it wasn't as intense as in Game Sanaeha, each scene Mangmao and Khanthong had packed a punch. I personally prefer NDFD over Game Sanaeha in terms of story development and romantic scenes.

The novel writer is a fan of James and the P'Ek of Nueng Dao Fah Diew was written with James in mind. I don't know if it's the same for this lakorn, but Khun Pin of TV Scene really loved James and Taew and rumor has it that Khun Pin really wanted to secure them for this project, so she waited until they both could not say no to her.
If I could only read and understand thai.I kept wondering who wrote NDFD. its brilliant,i liked it.
 

040156

sarNie Adult

Xiongurl26

sarNie Adult

Hornet0304

sarNie Hatchling
But I found him cute as a young doctor with his glasses.
Haha I am late to the party, it seems. :facepalm: but here I am.

When I was in Thailand in November, my friend @ingfakirata kindly told me the story. I'll ask her permission first if I can write the synopsis for you guys (and also to check if I got the story right. I might spin it off into a fanfic. :risas3:) But yeah, it's a bit complicated with 3 time periods and I really wonder now how they'll fit it into what, 13? 16? 21 episodes? It should have more than the standard 12 episodes in my opinion, as it covers 3 time periods.

But for those who fear JiTaew getting over exposed, you guys have to consider that James will be appearing in Krong Karm and Payakorn Sorn Ruk (with Ice Preechaya) this 2019, and Taew has that lakorn with Ter and I don't know what else (sorry i don't follow Taew :() James used to reunite with Bella every 2 lakorns. So I guess the trend now is for James to reunite with Taew every 2 lakorns :clap:.
The story line sounds complicated?
This will be the third for JT... thought it was the same for James and Bella?
 

@baliw1119

sarNie Egg
It seems that Book 1 of the series covers the time period of King Rama V (if I remember it correctly) and the present time, when the present incarnation first meet (as kids) and when the story takes off with them as adults. The third period/incarnation is actually a much much much more earlier time period back when there was magic and tribal rituals and all that. That would be where the Totem, "Harihara" originates from.
I am guessing that it's actually Plerng's first incarnation that was sealed into stone when he had to sacrifice himself to save everyone, including Sitang's first incarnation (i.e. his first "death")
so chronologically, the time periods are:

1. That early early early time with magic and all that
2. Rama V era (1868-1910, i just don't know which particular period)
3. Present time

But insofar as the storytelling in the book goes, it initially goes back and forth from period no. 2 to period no. 3, and then it is only in the succeeding books that period no. 1 is delved into (possibly to explain Pakboon and Plerng's powers and actually what started the whole conflict to begin with.) I am waiting for the actual synopsis translation for books 2 and 3 just to be more accurate. I think the story kind of took it's own life form in my head hahahaha so I might not be able to tell it accurately ... but from what I remember....
Plerng and Pakboon were raised as siblings in the first incarnation (in the first period). Plerng was actually an orphan but he had a good heart and GREAT AWESOME POWERS. So the leader of the village raised him as his son, although said Leader had a daughter, Pakboon. Pakboon was friendzoned early on by Plerng since he highly respected his adoptive father and wanted to focus on doing everything for the good of the clan, etc. At some point, the Leader decides to marry off Plerng to another village's daughter (I'm not sure if it's to form an alliance or what). Plerng and this girl - you guessed it, Sitang's first incarnation, fall in love. So Pakboon is still sulking for her lost love. To make matters worse, she gets "compromised" (i.e. gets pregnant) and this whole time, she thought it was actually Plerng who was sleeping with her in the dark, but actually, it was another guy - the ultimate villain. surprise, surprise. So anyway, Pakboon is so mad at Plerng for playing with her (when actually, he was innocent and he didn't have anything to do with her as he was happily with Sitang) so when opportunity presents itself, Pakboon plots to have Sitang's village destroyed. Plerng used up all his powers to save everyone, and he was going to give up is life, but instead, he was kind of sealed into a stone (Ok this part I don't really get. I need a book synopsis for this) so Sitang prays that she will wait for Plerng no matter how long, as long as they can be reunited again. So of course, the good guys get a second chance, so finally Sitang and Plerng are reborn into their 2nd lifetime - which is right about the reign of King Rama V (if I remember it correctly). This time, Uthaiyothin/Plerng is a poor guy, orphan again, but he has the power to remember the past lives of people who he touches. Since he's an orphan, he became a servant at a temple (like a trainee there) and he meets Sitang's 2nd incarnation, Duangkhae. This time, Duangkhae is born as a rich girl and Pakboon is her sister. Uthai is in love with Duangkhae, naturally, since he remembers her, but Duangkhae doesn't remember him. But eventually, they also fall in love. He and Duangkhae end up in an uncompromising position (they were out together without any hanky panky happening) but Duangkhae was dishonored. Thankfully, as it turns out, Uthai is a descendant of a rich guy and so his status is elevated in society and Duangkhae's parents allow them to marry. They get married, Duangkhae gets pregnant, but again our big bad evil friendzoned N'Rai spoils everything and asks a Russian to kill Uthai and the Russian guy falls into the trap/commits the mistake of killing him. So Uthai dies without seeing his wife give birth that night he died to their child. (I am guessing that Duangkhae ends up being married to Uthai's younger brother, per tradition, like you know, to protect her and stuff since she became widowed with a child, but I'm not sure about this part) and then there, we now go to the 3rd incarnation. So their paths cross again, first as children, and then when they are older. and of course Pakboon wreaks havoc again. The ending is like a showdown where finally Plerng is placed with the stone (which sealed the first incarnation, again I am guessing this is the Hariahara) and all hell breaks loose, and finally Plerng tells Pakboon to chill and stop being mad at him because actually it was big bad villain who wronged her all along, so all is forgiven, Pakboon lets go of her anger, and Sitang and Plerng get their happy ending, in their 3rd lifetime. The end.

Interesting tidbit, I think it was in the 2nd incarnation that when....
Duangkhae asks Uthai to touch her so he could tell her about their past life, naturally, Uthai remembers their *ehem* intimate moment, so he gets all flustered and doesn't know what to tell Duangkhae
Thanks for this.
 

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It seems that Book 1 of the series covers the time period of King Rama V (if I remember it correctly) and the present time, when the present incarnation first meet (as kids) and when the story takes off with them as adults. The third period/incarnation is actually a much much much more earlier time period back when there was magic and tribal rituals and all that. That would be where the Totem, "Harihara" originates from.
I am guessing that it's actually Plerng's first incarnation that was sealed into stone when he had to sacrifice himself to save everyone, including Sitang's first incarnation (i.e. his first "death")
so chronologically, the time periods are:

1. That early early early time with magic and all that
2. Rama V era (1868-1910, i just don't know which particular period)
3. Present time

But insofar as the storytelling in the book goes, it initially goes back and forth from period no. 2 to period no. 3, and then it is only in the succeeding books that period no. 1 is delved into (possibly to explain Pakboon and Plerng's powers and actually what started the whole conflict to begin with.) I am waiting for the actual synopsis translation for books 2 and 3 just to be more accurate. I think the story kind of took it's own life form in my head hahahaha so I might not be able to tell it accurately ... but from what I remember....
Plerng and Pakboon were raised as siblings in the first incarnation (in the first period). Plerng was actually an orphan but he had a good heart and GREAT AWESOME POWERS. So the leader of the village raised him as his son, although said Leader had a daughter, Pakboon. Pakboon was friendzoned early on by Plerng since he highly respected his adoptive father and wanted to focus on doing everything for the good of the clan, etc. At some point, the Leader decides to marry off Plerng to another village's daughter (I'm not sure if it's to form an alliance or what). Plerng and this girl - you guessed it, Sitang's first incarnation, fall in love. So Pakboon is still sulking for her lost love. To make matters worse, she gets "compromised" (i.e. gets pregnant) and this whole time, she thought it was actually Plerng who was sleeping with her in the dark, but actually, it was another guy - the ultimate villain. surprise, surprise. So anyway, Pakboon is so mad at Plerng for playing with her (when actually, he was innocent and he didn't have anything to do with her as he was happily with Sitang) so when opportunity presents itself, Pakboon plots to have Sitang's village destroyed. Plerng used up all his powers to save everyone, and he was going to give up is life, but instead, he was kind of sealed into a stone (Ok this part I don't really get. I need a book synopsis for this) so Sitang prays that she will wait for Plerng no matter how long, as long as they can be reunited again. So of course, the good guys get a second chance, so finally Sitang and Plerng are reborn into their 2nd lifetime - which is right about the reign of King Rama V (if I remember it correctly). This time, Uthaiyothin/Plerng is a poor guy, orphan again, but he has the power to remember the past lives of people who he touches. Since he's an orphan, he became a servant at a temple (like a trainee there) and he meets Sitang's 2nd incarnation, Duangkhae. This time, Duangkhae is born as a rich girl and Pakboon is her sister. Uthai is in love with Duangkhae, naturally, since he remembers her, but Duangkhae doesn't remember him. But eventually, they also fall in love. He and Duangkhae end up in an uncompromising position (they were out together without any hanky panky happening) but Duangkhae was dishonored. Thankfully, as it turns out, Uthai is a descendant of a rich guy and so his status is elevated in society and Duangkhae's parents allow them to marry. They get married, Duangkhae gets pregnant, but again our big bad evil friendzoned N'Rai spoils everything and asks a Russian to kill Uthai and the Russian guy falls into the trap/commits the mistake of killing him. So Uthai dies without seeing his wife give birth that night he died to their child. (I am guessing that Duangkhae ends up being married to Uthai's younger brother, per tradition, like you know, to protect her and stuff since she became widowed with a child, but I'm not sure about this part) and then there, we now go to the 3rd incarnation. So their paths cross again, first as children, and then when they are older. and of course Pakboon wreaks havoc again. The ending is like a showdown where finally Plerng is placed with the stone (which sealed the first incarnation, again I am guessing this is the Hariahara) and all hell breaks loose, and finally Plerng tells Pakboon to chill and stop being mad at him because actually it was big bad villain who wronged her all along, so all is forgiven, Pakboon lets go of her anger, and Sitang and Plerng get their happy ending, in their 3rd lifetime. The end.

Interesting tidbit, I think it was in the 2nd incarnation that when....
Duangkhae asks Uthai to touch her so he could tell her about their past life, naturally, Uthai remembers their *ehem* intimate moment, so he gets all flustered and doesn't know what to tell Duangkhae
Thanks for sharing.
 
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